WHAT IS YOGA is a provocative look at the universe of yoga with Jivamukti Yoga founders Sharon Gannon & David Life.
This excerpt offers a quick dive into the Yogasutras. Patanjali defines the state of Yoga as the cessation of identification with the fluctuations of the mind. “Yogas citta vrtti nirodhah". But as Sharon says, it’s also a great way of saying, “Yoga is when you can watch your mind think.”⠀
How does this play into your asana or meditation practice? How does it play into your daily life? Are you able to see your thoughts as they unfold, or are you sometimes swept up in them? Have you ever had a moment where you caught yourself following a thought line that wasn’t as supportive or functional for you to move forward in your life- and then changed the focus you were mentally following?